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17:48 Whole day out in Brighton! New yarn for socks (eep! DPNs in the round!) and a new circular needle. Lunch at Wagamama. Good times... zzz #

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trshtwns01
Dec. 30th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
How is using the circular needles different from two SPNs? Do you just keep working off one side onto the other, so it would be like constantly working from left needle to right needle in a never ending round?
natf
Dec. 30th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC)
Something like that, yes.
http://www.knitpicks.com/content/index.php/cat/knitting-in-the-round/
Can you tell that I have too much spare time on my hands? ;-p
rupestur
Dec. 30th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Did you get some bamboo/wooden DPN's? For socks... you might find that a whole lot easier. They won't fall out of the stitches onto the floor as easy! I always use metal ones but that's because the creatures I make have to be knit really tight so the stuffing doesn't show-- and that would warp bamboo needles.

I just got some sock yarn in the mail! I haven't ever attempted socks... let me know what pattern you pick, I need something beginner-y. Weeding through the miles of sock patterns is overwhelming, there are so many lacy ones. I have no doubts that I could do lacy ones but I just don't want to!
natf
Dec. 30th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I am using the 'Magic loop' single circular needle method of knitting in the round (or will be when I have bought one that is slim enough (the yarn I have calls for 2-3 mm and mine is 3.75 mm lol). I have been learning/practising this method with some spare DK and the 3.75 needle - I thought that that would be a similar yarn/needle ratio - and it seems much easier and less clumsy to me than the DPNs. Personal preference and abilities, I guess! I will be using the free sock pattern leaflet that came with the sock yarn (Coats Regia).

Edited at 2007-12-30 09:45 pm (UTC)
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